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GREATER LONG ISLAND DENTAL MEETING

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Tom Viola, RPh, CCP COURSE CODE 208A

Wednesday, April 18th – 8:30 am to 11:30 am – 3 CREDIT HOURS

Tom Viola, RPh, CCP COURSE CODE 208A
FEE: ADA/LIFE MEMBER: $125 NEW DENTIST: $125
RDH/STAFF: $100 NON-ADA MEMBER: $200 RESIDENT/STUDENT: FREE
ATTEND TWO HALF-DAY COURSES ON WEDNESDAY AND SELECT ANY EVENING LECTURE FOR FREE
(EXCLUDES CPR) SEE REGISTRATION FOR DETAILS.

Morning Session:

HURTS SO GOOD!
“Management of Acute Dental Pain and Appropriate Prescribing Practices”

Management of acute dental pain is accomplished through a clinical approach that successfully incorporates opioid and non-opioid analgesics. However, this normally occurs outside the dental office, away from our immediate supervision and we are often faced with the difficult task of managing patient pain while also avoiding adverse outcomes for both our patient and our communities. Thus, it is critical for clinicians to accurately identify the need for pain control, individualize patient care identify associated risks and assess the efficacy of the local anesthetic and analgesic agents to be administered.

This program will provide an overview of the effective management of acute dental pain. Using case scenarios, special emphasis will be given to appropriate prescribing practices for analgesics.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this program participants will be able to:
• Describe the pharmacology and mechanism of action of opioid and non-opioid analgesics, as well as their potential abuse.
Explain the intended role of opioid and non-opioid analgesics in the treatment of acute dental pain, as well as situations that may preclude their use.
• Describe strategies useful in developing a pain management plan that is individualized for a patients’ needs and underlying medical conditions.
• Discuss appropriate prescribing practices for opioid and non-opioid analgesics to utilize in everyday clinical situations.

 

Tom Viola, RPh, CCP
Thomas Viola is a board-certified pharmacist who also serves the professions of dentistry as a clinical educator, professional speaker and published author, in the areas of oral pharmacology and local anesthesia. Tom is a member of the faculty of ten professional degree programs and has received several awards for outstanding teacher of the year. Tom is well known nationally and internationally for his regular contributions to several dental professional journals. Through his informative, humorous and engaging live seminars and webinars, Tom has earned his reputation as the go-to specialist from making pharmacology practical and useful for all members of the dental team.